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The DC LERA Board of Governors invites
you to the monthly luncheon meeting...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Equal Pay and the Future of Work

Ariane Hegewisch
Program Director for Employment and Earnings
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

We are pleased to announce that Ariane Hegewisch will be our guest speaker at our upcoming luncheon on April 17th.

On current projections, women will not reach pay equity until 2059, and Black and Hispanic women not until well into the next century. Ms. Hegewisch will discuss why women’s earnings are failing to catch up with men’s in spite of women’s increasing educational attainment and labor force participation. How automation/AI may impact this inequality? And she will assess states’ initiatives for closing the gender wage gap.

Ariane Hegewisch is the Program Director for Employment and Earnings at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). IWPR conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shapes policy, and improves  the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.

Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating and authoritative review of critical issues and prospects for gender wage equality.

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Time: Sign-in begins: 11:30; Lunch: 12:00; Presentation and Q&A: 12:45 - 1:15pm.
Student-Members $10; Student-Non-members $20; Members $25; Non- members $30.

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Venue: The historic Whittemore House at 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, just one block from Dupont Circle and its Red Line Metro station.


The DC LERA is on the cusp of tidal changes in national labor policies. Battles between powerful political forces in Washington will determine the future of work for decades to come. We are a non-partisan forum in Washington where these conflicting ideas and ideologies coexist.
We sponsor a series of monthly luncheons on crucial economic, legal, and social issues in employer–employee relations. Thanks to our location, DC LERA draws support from the Washington policy community, with members and speakers from government, universities, unions, think tanks, and policy advocate organizations. Our luncheon programs offer great opportunities for labor rela­tions professionals, union leaders, policy special­ists, scholars, and students to express their views, enrich their knowledge and expand their networks.
A special dimension of DC LERA’s program is international labor relations. We are honored and privileged that representatives of Washington’s diplomatic delegations are active participants in our Chapter. They learn, but they also give back. Attachés and counselors give us inside views of labor relations in Asia and Europe.
We invite you to join us in this fascinating journey. You can join or renew by clicking here. Questions? Please send an email to Pat McHugh at  Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you at our great events!  Your tax adviser should confirm that your payment is tax deductible as dues paid to a non-profit professional association.
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